55. Back and Forth, page posted 4/16/10

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Back and Forth — Page 1
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Veronica’s Commentary

And so it finally starts!!!

This is probably one of the more controversial chapters, I can taste it. Lotsa stuff happens, my most challenging chapter to draw since.. like.. Search and Rescue. I hope you guys enjoy it!

The month is halfway through and I think I gotta draw up some new incentives.. but for those who are voting THANK YOU SO MUCH ;___; Keep goinnnnggg!! I don’t know how to repay you for all the support so I hope posting these comics will be enough. So yeah, KEEP GOIIIIING~! I’m like #24 on Topwebcomics which is freaken amazing, high up on Comichovel, and #1 on Webcomicz, let’s keep that fire flourishing~! TEAM WORKKKKK!!!

new incentive speaking of which

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158 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #4756

…and this page sums up why I failed College Algebra.

Gabriel Kaxbe April 16, 2010, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #4759

Wow. 33 pages. Let the love dodecahedron drama commence.

Lariat April 16, 2010, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #4760

… WHAT?
… I really read up to date already? ;-;

CAN’T BE TRUE! ;w; I need my fix!

Shen Hibiki April 16, 2010, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #4761

@Lariat: I know, right? I’m so excited~! Totally looking forward to the next 11 weeks.

Gabriel Kaxbe April 16, 2010, 4:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #4762

LucyxPaulo shall never happen. It mustn’t. Stop creating the illusion because it WOOOONT.

But seriously, all this switching is going to get really confusing.

Darkdrake April 16, 2010, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #4763

Sadly for me too… my notebooks during high school all had that kind of extras everywhere. That explains a lot of things I suppose…

And excited about potential controversial chapter. I wonder if that page which was posted via twitter with Jessica and Paulo going into some kind of disco is part of this. Come to think of it, not too long ago Taeshi was rather stressed about having finished the next chapter rather close to it’s official start here, so it could be.

Yep, I love my lurking.

x_uve April 16, 2010, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #4765

@x_uve: Rule #1 of lurking- Don’t reveal that you lurk. Rule #2 of lurking- Don’t reveal that you lurk.

Gabriel Kaxbe April 16, 2010, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #4767

33 parts? *whistles* we’ll be reading this one until the end of June folks, hope you’re all ready one mess of love triangles, twists, and extra lots of brooding. Watch where you step!

Bribri April 16, 2010, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #4769

Hey, that one cat in the background that’s trying to stay awake seems cool. I like him. Can… can…. can he show up more? MALE AMAYA FOUND.

Gabriel Kaxbe April 16, 2010, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #4774

@Gabriel Kaxbe, First Post: …Dude, me too.

Let us observe the changes in this humorous yet dramatic comic from time to time.

Yeah, I just said I’ll keep reading normally.

Megaket, lost and found April 16, 2010, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #4788

i like the picturehe is a very good drawer

oh yeah whu do you print one every 2 days and how do you know that its 33 pages if you have the pages why don’t you put them on its not like i’m not a fan i’m a huge fan i love this i read all the pages over and over again for 2 days oer and over with 6 hours sleep it was awesome!!!!!!!! and can u post the answers as a comment pleaseeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

Meg April 16, 2010, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #4789

I marathon’d through these strips and now I’m at the “end.” Looking forward to following this awesome comic now :D

KSib April 16, 2010, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #4790

@Meg
Slow down there.
These comics were made ahead of schedual so that Taeshi can keep a steady flow of updates.
It’s three updates because she’s at least 2 chapters ahead.

Ved of Flames April 16, 2010, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #4791

I’m tempted to wait until the chapter is finished and then read it all in one sitting. June 30th is a long way away though D:

Soviet Kitten April 16, 2010, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #4793

Yup, dang it, I read 2 new chapters then have to wait until june :( Oh well at least theres an update on my b-day :)

(Paulos’ b-day 2day XD)

Blaze April 16, 2010, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #4800

My best notes are doodles mixed with a few words that form a mental map of what’s said. It helps storing the information in my head. Afterwards I have no need for them, except for stuff like an e-mail address. They’re useless as a reference for others. People I saw write whole essays for notes usually ended up flunking.

People obviously distracted by hormones flunked guaranteed, which is always endearing!

Jasper April 16, 2010, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #4803

lucy in panel 5 looks like she is having naughty thoughts about paulo XD.

Lucy! April 16, 2010, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #4804

lol, Sorry i meant to type panel 2 and 5 XD

Lucy! April 16, 2010, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #4805

@Lucy!: She’s probably thinking, “DAT ***”.

Gabriel Kaxbe April 16, 2010, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #4806

And the illusion of LucyxPaulo starts again.

2 1/2 months :( God, I’m going to be in band camp by the time this finishes. Bad times >_>

Pathetique April 16, 2010, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #4807

Meg, in the old days, you could get a 30 page comic but it’d be months and months before you saw an update. Take a look at how the comic progressed between August ‘07 and March 2009—something like a year and a half passed with only five updates to the site, each with a 20-30 page chapter posted. Posting on a 3-day-a-week schedule makes sure you never have to wait months for something new to read.

Though anyone who prefers to read in batches, consider adding the RSS feed at the bottom for completed chapters, it updates as soon as a chapter is complete!

SuitCase April 16, 2010, 7:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #4808

Well this should certainly be interesting.

Moddy Auld April 16, 2010, 7:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #4812

Paulo was very focused in the class XD

What is a Tsundere again?

Kou April 16, 2010, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #4813

it’s Paulozilla.

FD April 16, 2010, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #4814

I believe it’s some kind of japanese character archetype: the hard jerky type which when well known in truth is really nice. Something like the jerk with a heart of gold trope.

And yep sorry about that Kaxbe, I totally broke the lurker honor code there. :p

x_uve April 16, 2010, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #4816

cat in the back is either trying to stay awake…or suffering from a hangover

BSQ April 16, 2010, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #4818

@BSQ: I know. Isn’t he awesome?

Gabriel Kaxbe April 16, 2010, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #4820

@Kou A tsundere is a kind of girl who has 2 different moods, tsuntsun (haughty) and deredere (lovestruck), that she alternates between.

Lariat April 16, 2010, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #4825

@Kou
Someone with Bipolar disorder.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tsundere

awwwwwrighhhhht. looks like a freakin sweet chapter!
keep up the good work Taeshi, we love ya!!

lynchy226 April 16, 2010, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #4827

I really wonder how all this will finish. I hope it will be surprising. ^^

@x_uve: yes that’s a good definition. You should watch ToraDora, which is my favorite one. I must say that it have a huge BCB flavor in it ^^

shaman April 16, 2010, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #4828

Ok i understand the meaning of tsundere now.

Kou April 16, 2010, 9:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #4831

33 pages of Lucy and Paulo flirting?! I’m a mike and Lucy supporter, stop torturing me Taeshi!

Glasses April 16, 2010, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #4832

@glasses: don’t forget the lucy and tess and paulo confrontations, the mike and lucy issue, and probably a whole bunch of other things going on

jmiles April 16, 2010, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #4835

*_*

Can’t wait for updates!, SUSSPEENNNNSSEEEEE….

G odamn lucky Paulo xD

ArceDeer April 16, 2010, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #4840

urgh… if Lucy starts getting with Paulo, methinks my head might implode with horrificalness >.<

(oh yeah, hi, im new :D)

Rift April 16, 2010, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #4842

I’m so confused Dx
I mean I always liked Paulo X Lucy but..but.. it seems liek she’s just trying to replace Mike- Lucy being all like “wanting” someone is so stange @.@

Lisa April 16, 2010, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #4843

okay, i hate the fact that i’m going to add to the fact that this will probably be a controversial chapter, but all this page makes me say is…
FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU UUUU
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
U UUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

caleb April 16, 2010, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #4849

Looking forward to the completion of this chapter and i wonder will Lucy kiss Paulo again??? This time with a semi clear head??? The anticipation is killing me!!!

As always Taeshi keep up the amazing work!!

snakes606 April 16, 2010, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #4853

I guess Paulo LEARNED who Kamina was after David’s little story, what with doodling himself as him.

DavCube April 16, 2010, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #4857

Kay srlsy? Somebody just needs to slap some sense into Mike….like hard.

B4dM0nk3y April 16, 2010, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #4858

Awesome comic xD i’m hooked already, though that might be that i’m a sucker for failed love stories that end well…

… cuz it’s going to end well, right?… RIGHT?!

GL and keep up this awesome work :D i loved the comic :3!

Kukyo April 16, 2010, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #4867

@lynchy: Can’t be bipolar, she would be going from manic (wild, uncontrollable euphoria and happiness) to depressed all the time.

I wonder where this page could be going…

Pathetique April 16, 2010, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #4872

i don’t get the beginning of this chapter at ALL, and i get this comic better then i get my own life! cuz i mean, paulo+lucy=WTF!?!?!?!?!? if lucy’s gonna have a love interest at all besides mike, we’re gonna need a new character.

tacotownusa April 16, 2010, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #4880

Paulo and Lucy fluff makes me lol. xDD

Amber April 16, 2010, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #4883

what? noooooo It finally gets to that point? the whole point of the comic is Lucy and Mike ending up together, but now its gonna be Lucy and Paulo in the end? sigh….ok then, thats how it all ends then , paulo+Lucy,Mike+Sandy(if ever they meet again)Daisy+Abbey and…well David is not smart enough for the idea itself…but…Crap! the whole point of the comic is Lucy and MIke together…stick to the comic goal, THE GOAL!!!iT SAYS SO EVERYWHERE IN THE PAGE!!!

El Zorrito April 16, 2010, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #4888

Whoa. I guess Lucy likes Paulo now that Mike turned her down. That was kinda unexpected. Oh and happy birthday to Paulo! April 16th! Woot!

Teehee April 16, 2010, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #4893

Yup, sounds like the kind of teacher who thinks he’s the students ONLY class for the day, assigning homework like that.

Paulo’s eyes. Panel four. What.

Knul April 16, 2010, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #4907

Since the chapter is named “Back and Forth”, I don’t think this page means Lucy and Paulo will… get together.

(I hope they will, though ^_^)

Seems to me that she will be drawn between the two boys… although the conclusion is hidden. Will she stop having a crush on one or both, or will she be drawn between them? And what will happen in the meantime?

ILB April 16, 2010, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #4914

Don’t thank us… YOU’RE the one providing free entertainment.

Agentwebdog April 16, 2010, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #4917

I don’t really see how people could get blindsided by this “revelation”. The evidence is all there in past chapters. Need someone remind us all how Paulo and Lucy felt about each other (but never said anything) back in 5th grade?
But yeah, Lucy really is being pretty clingy. It’s not healthy for you, girl! You need to learn some *true* self confidence, and not feel the need to be validated by others.

@El Zorrito (The Lil’ Fox): Why get into such a funk over it? It’s not like the comic is gonna end any time so soon, so why bother jumping to conclusions over what’s happening now? Who knows what the future may hold…

waffle911 April 16, 2010, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #4918

I really hope Lucy doesn’t end up with Mike. I’m not saying she should end up with Paulo(Even though I am a fan). I just think that maybe another character could be all she really needs.

Giraffe April 16, 2010, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #4928

I’m still trying to figure out where Sue recognized Sandy from ‘cos she said it wasn’t from when they were kids …. >.> devilish revelation that will destroy Mike and send him back to Lucy??? I certainly hope so.

Mistrian April 16, 2010, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #4933

Sup, I just started this comic 2 days ago and finish yesterday.Its a great comic and I’m now addicted to it.I’ve got a comic I’m hoping to make soon too. Just needs a title,Main Character name, and I need to learn to draw and post them on the web like this one.I’ve basically got the whole story done exept the ending.But keep up the great work and I’m a MikeXLucy Fan here!

PS. If you want to hear about my story, I’m willing to tell ya.
PSS. Also why did whats-her-name leave? I need a fully response not “I didn’t like her”. It’s driving me crazy!
PSSS. I like PIEZ!

Riff2580 April 16, 2010, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #4940

I, for one, hope she DOES end up with Mike in the very end. But untill then, juicy delicious dramaaa. And why is the math question on the bottom always the same? Isn’t the purpose of those to change so bots don’t catch on? Oh well, not like you have a bot problem anyways. =P

Cedric Bale April 16, 2010, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #4941

How did he get into that class?I wonder.Mabey he sleeped with the principle or somethimg.BTW!LUCY DON’T ACT SO NICE TO THE PEDO HHE JUST WANTS TO GET YOU IN HIS BED AND HAVE SEX WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!>=(
I don’t trust him.

A.M.L. April 16, 2010, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #4942

Cedric, the only bots to worry about are those that comb the web for comment forms. If a human looks at this one, sure, they can spam all they want, but I’m betting the human attention goes to bigger fish like blogger and digg and the rest.

SuitCase April 16, 2010, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #4946

I don’t know abou all of you, but this series has been reminding me of kodocha. but then again I’m not sure if you really care. eh.

FD April 16, 2010, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #4950

So will there be a special 420 comic with all the kittes hittin the catnip? Just kidding but that would be ****ing hillarious

Andyfoxy April 16, 2010, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #4961

Since when was paulo was allowed to call Lucy babe wouldn’t he get punched or somethig???

Mezmo April 17, 2010, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #4968

Aahhh… PauloXLuxyXMikeXTessXSandyXSom eone-I’m-Forgetting love dodecahedron GO!

BTW, I love the little touches in the art. Paulo’s expressions between panels 8-9, the shakiness in the first part of Lucy’s speech bubble in 7, etc.

Also, two notes: whats that in the mouth of the guy to the left of Paulo in the opening shot? A stick of gum? A pen? Something I don’t wanna know? And, on a more serious note, is that Abbey in between Paulo & Lucy in the background? Is he hung over? Sleep deprived? Dear-Lord-please-don’t-t ell-me-his-biological-dad-foun d-him? Huh? Well, two days ‘til Monday, and counting.

The Lost Carol April 17, 2010, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #4970

paulo likely doesn’t realize he’s lucy’s new stalking subject as of yet obviously

jmiles April 17, 2010, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #4972

Controversy you say? I predict this chapter will be entertaining.

(nameless) April 17, 2010, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #4979

Paulozillaa.

Milly April 17, 2010, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #4980

Having just sat down and read from the very first comic to this one, I have to say that I’m really disappointed to see Lucy going for Paulo(even if it might possibly be temporary), but hey, the story has been amazing so far, maybe this will pan out in some unfathomably good way. Keep up the great work and can’t wait for more.

Takoa April 17, 2010, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #4983

I just finished reading, and I’m sad because it really looks like Lucy will end up with Paulo (wow I think nobody would have noticed this without me /sarcasm). I am really in the need of a Lily talk with Mike, what the heck is going on in the guys head? I mean he’s really out of character these days, I have to admit it does help with Lucys character development but I hate to see Mike like this.
Anyway I’m sure will be sticking around this comic

FlySpy April 17, 2010, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #4987

Having just finished reading this, took me about 3 hours I think, I have to say this is one of the more satisfying webcomics I’ve read. Sure, it’s filled to the brim with an assload of American romance cliches and whatnot (Seriously, what is the DEAL with your school social structures?!), but strangely, I’ve come away a little more warmed in the cockles of my heart thanks to it.

Or it could be heartburn, who knows.

Point is, good work, well written, great art, you’ve got talent bucko.

Jeff in Aus April 17, 2010, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #5002

It seems like I’m not the only one who just started reading. Well, I really like the story. Can’t quite figure out why though. Just that it sticks with me really well and I’m interested to see where this goes.

Also, quit making it so damn heartbreaking at times, it makes it hard to sleep!

Tim April 17, 2010, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #5027

Ol’ Paulozilla was hoppin around, BCB City like a big playground when suddenly Mike-Man bursts from the shade, hits Paulozilla with a Mike grenade, Paulozilla gets ****** and begins to attack but doesn’t expect to be blocked by David who started to open up a can of Dave-fu, when Sue Whatsername jumps out of the blue and she started beating on David who could feel, then they both got crushed by the Mike Mobile but before it could make it back to the Mike Cave, Abraham Nolastname popped out of his grave, pulled an AK-47 out from under his hat and blew Mike Man away with a ratta tat tat but he ran out of bullets and he ran away, because Molly Prime came to save the daaay-

Keejer April 17, 2010, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #5030

I’m not sure how this is going to turn out…Either way, I just want Lucy to truely be happy.

Lindsay April 17, 2010, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #5033

I’ve just come to the realisation that Lucy is just Like the ghost Annie from the Series Being Human (the BBC original). Throughout the two series, Annie clings to, then jumps from her ex-fiance who killed her, the delusional customer at the bar she works at (when she becomes temporarily solid in the series) and the bartender who blows her off as he’s tired of being a consolation price. Hoping that the US remake is as good by the way.

For an American comparison; she’s just like Rachael from Glee. (If anyone’s seen the new season it’s pretty obvious what I mean.)

Pronkat April 17, 2010, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #5053

Yeah, mike turned like, ”I dont care”.
Is he in some kind of depression or what?

Maximemoring April 17, 2010, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #5086

READ IT ALL IN 2 HOURS !!!!!!!
Me is HAPPY now !!!!!!!!!

El Legendario April 17, 2010, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #5089

For some reason, I can’t go to the next page. What’s wrong? Is it not updated or something? Or am I just dumb? Doesn’t matter, really, though. Just update soon! PLZ!!!!!!!

WOW geek April 17, 2010, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #5102

Fantastic series. I love how Lucy is conflicted between Mike, who she loved for a long time, and Paulo, who has recently been there for her when her heart was broken. Lucy and Mike are going to be heavily involved with one another through the play, possibly creating positive feelings between the two, and Lucy will be spending a lot of time with Paulo, who she likes as well. This chapter is going to be very interesting.

Someone April 17, 2010, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #5109

if lucy doesnt drown by the end of this goddamned series i will be dissapointed.

kvarra April 17, 2010, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #5165

a: i agree with taco and giraffe, if Lucy’s gonna be in love with someone besides mike we’re gonna need a new character, b: what andyfoxy posted=XD, c: Jeff, don’t mess with a good thing a/o don’t fix something that’s not broken and d: keejer, WTF?

KidWithChainsaw April 17, 2010, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #5171

oh, and 1 more thing, kvarra NO F**KING CUSSING AND IF LUCY DIES THE COMIC WILL END CAUSE SHE WAS THE FIRST CHARECTER WE EVER SAW AND THEREFORE THE MOST IMPORTANT. JUST LIKE TRACE IN TWOKINDS, KALE IN FURTHIA HIGH, JOEL IN CONCESSION, AND EDDIE IN EMERGENCY EXIT (that comic is totally XD) THEY ARE EITHER THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON OR IN THE TOP 3. THE FIRST PERSON TO BE INTRODUCED IS ALWAYS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SO THEY CAN’T DIE. even though eddie almost did in the emergency exit/parallel dementia crossover, but that’s not the point.

KidWithChainsaw April 17, 2010, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #5172

I feel really conflicted… I want Lucy to be happy, but I just cannot see her with Paulo… am I a horrible person?

Van April 17, 2010, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #5218

@WOW geek: This is the most recent comic page, so there’s a good reason you can’t go further.

Monday brings us more bittersweetness. ^_^

ILB April 17, 2010, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #5239

@KidWithChainsaw

Actually the first character we ever saw was Yashy.
Therefore she is the most important character in the comic.

Soviet Kitten April 17, 2010, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #5279

Yes! Yashy 4evar? XD

Heh, in the first panel, all the non-main characters are wierd-looking. The guy with the glasses seems to be eating his eraser, the one in the background on the left is trying to imitate a ghost or something, and the one to the right is drunk and/or high! :D

Solario the Visored April 17, 2010, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #5284

I just recently found this site and it took me less than a 24hrs to read up to this point. At first I thought this was gonna be another goofy furry comic…. BUT I WAS WRONG! AND GLAD TO BE! I cant believe such depth for characters, such nice drawings this is a great series I cant wait for the next update.

Chained_Heart April 17, 2010, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #5338

ATTENTION NEW(-ish) READERS!!! PLEASE REPORT TO THE FORUM PAGE AND POST A COMMENT ON THE “WHO READS BCB” THREAD!!!

Thank you.

IDEA!(*Ninja in disguise) April 17, 2010, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #5351

ATTENTION NEW(ISH) READERS: YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER YOUR HEART’S CONTENT.

>:O

Taeshi April 17, 2010, 11:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #5386

WHEW! Just finished reading through the whole archive. I haven’t done a reading marathon in sooooooo long, but this comic deserves it!

I must say, I love my drama, and you dish out a nice heaping of it, even if I don’t always like the outcome :p

But now I can read no further and must progress at a normal pace… And that makes me sad :’(

Still. You have gained a new faithful reader!

Maverik April 18, 2010, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #5387

Wow. Ya know, I don’t remember if it was Thursday or Friday when I saw a link to this comic here, but I just read up to the latest and I bloody love it. The story and the artistry, just awesome. Certainly a new bookmark, here.

Atticus J. Chekhov April 18, 2010, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #5391

You guys are so aweeeeeeesome ;_____;

Taeshi April 18, 2010, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #5396

I swear, this… this… this master-piece will make you cry, laugh, feel anger— It’s outstanding. I feel a strong connection with Michael; we share common difficulties. It’s hard to leave someone, but you never really called it a relation ship. Taeshi, you’re a WONDERFUL artist. I love the way you put yourself into your work. (And *smile* to the author, you know I think it’s genius.)I’m eagerly waiting for tomorrow to read on form this point.

Karen H. April 18, 2010, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #5409

oh my god. took me, like, just the weekend to read up to here. it is soooo cool! poor lucy…. rofl. keep drawin these amazin comics man :)

shadowlily April 18, 2010, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #5452

This comic may provoke some great FanFics. Although probably more than 90% of them will be Lucy+Mike. I know that’s what I would do.

Karthorak April 18, 2010, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #5454

In fact, I shall attempt to be the first! Be glad. I shall only torture them a LOT.

Karthorak April 18, 2010, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #5463

Hey, you got some nice stuff here. I dropped by recently and I read the whole comic, pretty good. You managed to create some pretty lively characters that allow people relate with them and get very involved in the story, not only from a ‘suspance’ side, but also on the emotinal side. I really like the facial expressions you draw too. If I may suggest (I’m not a true critic, just a guy who read lots of stuff so that I can form my opinion, you can take it for good or not, your call), sometimes you flip the characters personality a little bit too quickly and in certain points (not always of course) the plot is a bit weak and predictable (like the colour of Mike’s first scarf), you follow it more for the characters than other. Of course, it’s just my opinion and it doesn’t make this comic less good. There’s always space for improvement I guess.
I’ll keep following it, I really liked it! Oh, side note: even if it’s a secondary character, Lily is really a nice character, I like the ‘wise, sometimes cunning, but sweet’ type : P Keep going and good luck!

Manux-Prower April 18, 2010, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #5466

Thanks for that! what is all this about Mike’s scarf though rarrrr Furious Abbey *Waves arms, rapidly* NOTHING NOBODY MUST KNOW FFFF

Yeah, I do admit there isn’t really too much of the element of surprise, then again it’s hard to really surprise when it’s all just a silly high school comic.. unless by surprises you mean shocker pregnancies and people getting suspended, but I guess I try to veer away from that so as to not turn into a wannabe Degrassi aaaaaaaa

I do have that in mind and even though I was delighted about Chapter 54, I was expecting people to call it out for being predictable. There’s still so much more to it than just what happened, though.. but I guess people gotta stay tuned!

and stay tuned to the max because pffff 55 has nothing to do with the play oh no

Taeshi April 18, 2010, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #5473

@Taeshi: I was just trying to help… *sniff* *sniff* I wasn’t trying to be autocratic or anything… honest!

IDEA!(*Ninja in disguise) April 18, 2010, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #5481

Oh, dammit! I was at least expecting to get through this one before I ran out of comic.

Hijack April 18, 2010, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #5487

NOOOOO!!!! how long till the next update?

darkspike April 18, 2010, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #5499

14 hours?

SuitCase April 18, 2010, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #5511

Guess you’re right about the limits of ‘surprise’ in such comics, sometimes it’s just inevitable. And no, never suggested to go ‘extreme’ like pregnancies and suspensions XD Anyway, as I said, it’s more something you can may be able to improve along the way, rather than a flaw, so far the comic is very good

Concerning chapter 54, I don’t think it’s that predictable, I rather consider it as a prologue. The developement of the ‘play arc’ will be the important (and interesting) one, it will be up to it being more or less predictable. After all, you’re keeping the surprise about the script, don’t you?

Anyway, I still want to say how much I like the characters you built; they turned out very good and I like the developement

I’ll sure stay tuned; also, when I have some time, I’ll check your dA account, being myself a deviant

Manux-Prower April 18, 2010, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #5519

Aaaaagh, I read this whole comic over two days and I click this page and nothing happens! I must wait until tomorrow…*sobs*

Was I dramacat enough 8D

air236 April 18, 2010, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #5527

Well,it seems the next strip will be a tad normal.But I still think that after all this,Lucy would have gone missing,as if to show Mike that if he hates her,why should she be there any more.Then Mike searches for her despite what he said,finds her,they have a revealing argument about their feelings,but she jumps into a fast running river *raining the whole time* he jumps in after her,saves her,they get lost and end up staying in the middle of nowhere in some woods,get home,Sandy phones Mike and breaks up with him for some reason (possibly she found another)cuts off with a To Be Continued and….I..should probably stop now….getting kind of rant-like.

Jay April 18, 2010, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #5542

Oh my GOD!!! NO…I’m up to date!!
Honestly, I found this comic boring as hell at first…but I read on for the hell of it. and boy am I glad I did….keep it coming..

Paolo April 18, 2010, 5:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #5570

i just finished it…
my life is over….
but there is just one thing i need to know…
WHY THE HELL IS LUCY FALLING FOR PAULO!?!?!?!?!?!!?! she should be with mike!! DX oh god… im such a fanboy…

Jack April 18, 2010, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #5642

Don’t worry Jack. You’re not alone. Check out the Jerkiy Jerk Jerk and Red String Theories threads on the message board.

*the first Jay

Jay April 18, 2010, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #5659

I wonder if Tess and Lucy are going to have to throw down over Paulo? *Brooke Valentine’s “Girl Fight!” playing in the back ground*

Juan April 18, 2010, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #5663

look, i just think that lucy needs somebody else besides mike, so why not paublo? he’s like her second guy friend….. i hope they become really good friends.

pedro64 April 18, 2010, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #5676

its monday…

BSQ April 19, 2010, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #5682

UPDAAATEEEEE!!!!!

bear with me…im eager to know what’s gonna happen xD

ArceDeer April 19, 2010, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #5713

I think Sue ate McCain and ****** and absorbed them to get more screen time.

Jerk April 19, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #5717

how did he get in that class XD XD XD XD XD

Meg April 19, 2010, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #5754

its monday….
you were wrightBSQ

Meg April 19, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #5771

Lucy should stay with Mike! Mike, you just gave up a great girl… I hope Sandy finds another boy. Teaches Mike a lesson.

Pwnzz April 19, 2010, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #5983

….I’m not in highschool and that’s probaly going to do during note taking.P.S. That’s my Gamertag[X-box live].

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #5985

THIS COMIC IS AWESOME!!!!! :)

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #5990

I meant webcomic. the comic is cool to though. LONG LIVE RED VS BLUE!!!!

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #5991

AND CANDYBOWL

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #5992

AND MW2 AND WORLD AT WAR!!!!

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #5993

I HAVE NAMED COOKIE AND I MUST STOP YELLING AND RANTING!!!

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #5994

I HAVE A DOG NAMED COOKIE AND I MUST STOP YELLING AND RANTING!!!

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #5996

Whoops, put it twice.

UNIT2960 April 19, 2010, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #6897

blaze reminded me that there will be an update on the 30th which is my bday too :3 also, keejer that was one bad *** remix

Austin Smith April 21, 2010, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #7258

Kejjer has WON THE INTERNETS.
Also a cookie.

El Legendario April 22, 2010, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #17458

Why is it that the guy on the left in the first panel look just like Zachary.

Steve-O May 7, 2010, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #17486

He is stalking his loli girlfriend Lucy

SuitCase May 7, 2010, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #19704

lol. Nice drawing Paulo. XD

Awww they are so cute…

CuteFuzzyWerewolf May 10, 2010, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #21647

If you want more votes, add a link to the voting page to your posts.

P.S: I <3 your comic

^-^ May 14, 2010, 4:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #22520

Your… comic… is number 7 on the topwebcomics.com

Michael May 16, 2010, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #24822

Number 6

Idiot May 20, 2010, 5:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #26671

I’ve caught up to present arc almost. D:nn2 Days worth of addictive web comic, not my usual thing to do in my spare time (( ..Shush >.< )) but it was a BIG read, more than 200 pages atleast, between now and the 1st page. /:Dnn’Loved it. x3

Diddums May 24, 2010, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #38628

Lucy is acting all feminine :D
must be raining meteorites

Ayu June 7, 2010, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #45100

Wow Paulo. lol

Flame-LoneWolf June 16, 2010, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #67951

PAULOZILLA

j the fourth July 31, 2010, 11:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #111474

Is that Zach in the first panel to the left of Paulo?

Elliot October 26, 2010, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #128265

cant be….. paulo draw better than i do -.-

a shadow in a dark alley November 17, 2010, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #128853

Wow. Nice drawing.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #138911

I love this page for obvious reasons.

Ellie December 25, 2010, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #146925

Second Elliot’s question. That looks a heck of a lot like Zach.

ArchangelM127 February 11, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #148891

I just realized, the guy behind Paulo looks VEEEERRRYYYY much like that guy previously who absolutely wanted Lucy to sing!
Y’know, in the Summer Arc.

Joakim February 21, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #151360

Nice comic :)

Maxium March 11, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #153506

As someone who took high school algebra in middle school, designs computers for fun, and knows two programming languages and is learning a third, Paulo’s notes are the one thing in this comic that almost made me cry.

Scientific Mind March 27, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #155048

Nooooooooooo SuitCase! D: LucyxMike! PauloxTess! What happened?!!
YOU USED TO BE COOL! T.T

Gummy April 2, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #155706

These love Pentagrams are f***ing confusing, please tell me their relationship is just a harmless crush, he’s the only perfect match for Tess, where he can be sensitive but still the “Tom Cat” we love….(see what I did there? :3)

OminousTen April 6, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #157875

I love Lucy’s face in the second to last panel.

Does anyone else think that guy in the first panel looks a bit like Liam?

DrNazus April 21, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #162588

Is Zach sitting next to Paulo? :O

Lucy’s moving on…I love her again. She and Paulo…gah, they are perfect! They are the best characters! :D

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #164168

they are. By far, I used to like Mike the best, then, you know.

Wolfiesong and Sneppy May 29, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #164399

What’s with that cat in the background who looks vaguely like Amaya? Is he rabid or just drunk?

42 May 30, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #164404

Since I waited too long to be able to edit, I know somewhere (I think on CB) there is exists a picture where Lucy looks rabid and someone commented something like “Paulo’s lucky he didn’t hit that” and I don’t suppose anyone knows where to find it precisely?

42 May 30, 2011, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #168165

What? Paulo replacing Mike? THAT’S NOT WHAT I ORDERED!

KiwiKoala June 20, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #187673

Aaand here we go again with LxP.

Harris012 October 31, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #212644

(sigh) I’m really sad that Mike and Lucky aren’t as “close” any more.

And since the creator is a fan of Paulo x Lucy I know my hopes are now smashed forever.

Guess I’ll just have to read for the sake of the humour of this comic now.

Death of Ink March 25, 2012, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #213520

How is it that this whole chapter fits with “a little more for a little you” by The Hives? :x

X-Fox97 April 3, 2012, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #218104

Paulo is the f***ing Picasso…. XD

Husky June 3, 2012, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #226129

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Preston04 August 24, 2012, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #229030

hahahahah Lucy’s grades are gonna suck now D:

Finnish guy September 21, 2012, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #230990

The guy on paulos left in panel 1 looks like Zachary

Fluffybrony14 October 9, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #246170

That is so me

Idiotic Technology May 20, 2013, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #248137

PAULOXLUCY FOREVER!!!! IF IT DOESNT HAPPEN… IMM KILL SOMONE>:\

tetsa zangetsu June 8, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #252485

Dat blush

Thatoneguy July 5, 2013, 12:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #263210

I just hope this is affection she is showing and she’s not just being dependent on him…

Tealjoy October 25, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

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